Help Your Garage Door Last08/01/2015 Back To Blog
How much do you love your garage door? We get it: you have no emotions whatsoever for the door. It sounds natural, but let us assure you that you would change your mind if you'd understood the important role the door plays in your life. Who keeps your car, possessions, home and family well-protected? Okay the overhead door should not get all the credit, but when it comes to the garage entrance its power will be your power to avoid problems. We are talking about home security, safety and daily convenience. These are pretty good reasons for keeping it in good condition for years. Garage Door Repair Rockwall gives one more reason: your pocket. By taking care of it, you avoid replacements or new door installation and this is good for your wallet.
Maintain, maintain, maintain
Never think too little of garage door maintenance. Do you have an annual calendar pinned on the fridge? Mark the date of the door's maintenance TODAY. Do it every year! You will never realize the benefits until you start maintaining the system year after year. Just by inspecting garage door parts, you will have a pretty good idea of their needs and what must be done now or in the future. Lubrication, adjustments and everything involved in such preventive services will do wonders to the system. It won't make noise, parts won't rub against each other, the door will move fine, and you will be sure about security and safety. With good care, you will enjoy great performance. Great performance guarantees longevity (easy equation).
Fix unexpected problems NOW
No one will ever assure you that your door won't be damaged in between services. It just takes a very strong wind to break the springs when the door is forgotten open and don't forget how many times you have bumped with the car in the tracks. The question is not whether doors need repairs but whether you repair them. Wouldn't you fix a garage door off track? It will come off even if the track is misaligned due to broken fasteners. If you don't fix them, decay starts.
Do you like tests?
Test the door. Check the force of the door by trying to hold it when it is coming down. Test the reverse mechanism by putting a small object on the floor. Check there are no gaps under the door and make sure it opens up all the way.
Get good replacements
Time to replace parts or even the door? Don't just choose randomly. When it comes to the door, make a thorough research and think of your needs in terms of materials and garage door openers. When it comes to parts, don't get cheap ones. Prefer galvanized components and choose the right size springs. When the right decisions (and parts) are taken right from the start, the door lasts longer.